[Feature request]: insert model items

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Piero69
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[Feature request]: insert model items

Postby Piero69 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:44 am

wandererfan, i re-place here my message prevoius in open discussion, because people says you have it in to-do

A great missing function in freecad (to link stronger a model with its drawing and speed up the work) is the ability to insert automatically the model items (dimensions and annotation from sketches and features) into a drawing.

With that function you don’t have to create them manually in drawing and redone actions already done (dimensions already exist). With a click on this function dimensions of model are inserted in the most appropriate view (generally where the sketch is located). you don't waste time anymore to re-dimesions a drawing because the model has already all if well designed.

Parameters and relations of a model are retained in its drawing, so it reflects the design intent of the model. Changes in a model or in a drawing are reflected in their related documents, so making changes is easier and drawings are more accurate.

This is the standard way to act for a 3D parametric cad, the main ones (Solidworks, Catia, Creo, Nx, Solidedge) work so, i think also freecad should take this step enhancing its level.

examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAPbdKI4VtQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7cSkw2khhU
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Re: [Feature request]: insert model items

Postby wandererfan » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:49 pm

Piero69 wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:44 am
wandererfan, i re-place here my message prevoius in open discussion, because people says you have it in to-do
issue #4181 covers a lot of this, for sketches anyway.

You can make your own ticket in Mantis, or add to 4181.